With so much in the news right now you may be wondering what you can and can’t do when it comes to using, sharing or storing printed or digital content produced by news media.

The NPA works with its’ members and others in the NZ media industry via the PMCA to ensure their content is being used legally and within the confines of the Copyright Act.  Copyright automatically applies to written works from the moment they’re created, whether published in print or digitally.  This means all material published by the NZ media industry is protected by copyright.

If you use any publishers content in a non-personal context, chances are you’ll need the publisher’s permission, which is where the PMCA comes in: The PMCA grants permission for use of our publishers content in the form of a Copying Licence.

The PMCA’s role is to ensure that copyright is respected and its value appropriately recognised.  If you are unsure if you need a licence please don’t hesitate to get in touch, you can find out more here.

For further information please email: chris.maxwell@pmca.co.nz